Regular Poem: my favorite thing to lose

25 Apr

my favorite thing to lose
is my debit card
it’s easy to find and/or replace
people give it back to the bank or put it
in the lost and found or whatever
and if they don’t you can call the bank and the bank
people will take care of you

it’s much better than losing your keys or sunglasses or phone

it’s a thousand times better than losing
your head or your lunch or your cool or your mind or your marbles

and it’s a million times better than losing your heart

i mean where do you even look for a
heart once you’ve lost it
it didn’t fall out of your pocket in the parking lot and
nobody’s going to give it back to you

somebody might try to use it without
your authorization
take out all your funds
do a lot of online shopping
run you into the red

because you can’t stop payment on a heart

you just have to let it sit in somebody else’s wallet and wait until all the
cash is gone

and maybe next week it’ll just end up back again

and maybe next month you can make a deposit again

and maybe next year you can start making direct deposits again

and maybe next century you can have enough credit built up to lose it again

One Response to “Regular Poem: my favorite thing to lose”


  1. National Poetry Writing Month Retrospective | I Started Late and Forgot the Dog. - 4 May 2013

    […] Least Favorite:  my favorite thing to lose […]

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